Hi! Thanks SO much for stopping by my About page! I am thrilled and honored that you would take the time out of your busy day to get to know me a bit better and explore this special needs life and style blog.
Coffee addict, chocolate and beer snob, Cheeto-maniac, and lover of pie.
My closet is one of my favorite places and in case of a fire, I’m saving my kid and running back in for my shoes. I love all things sparkly and “girly” at the same time only wanting to wear sweatpants and hoodies. I would take a snow covered hill over a sandy beach any day! My life-long dream is being able to healthfully survive on tamales, beer, and beef jerky. I confess, I cuss…a LOT.
Love At First Sight
I didn’t believe in magic until I felt him.
I’m Mommy to a banana sandwich boy who was born in 2010. I would love for you to check out this page to get to know My Trisomy 13 X-Men Sensory Monster and learn about what makes him a Not-So-Average-Bear.
I’m wife to his hard workin’ Daddy. We live in and love Lansing, Michigan.
Centsibly Saving Sanity with Coffee and Cuss Words
This is my dinky spot in the world to share some of my best practices and laugh at failed attempts to be much cooler and domestic than I am.
On this special needs life and style blog, I’ll share my adventures with Liam. This includes homeschool, home based speech, occupational and physical therapy, and all our super fun outings all around Michigan. I’ll not only share our abundance of sensory bins and activities but reveal how I put them together, how we use them, how YOU can alter and use them, and how to organize all that stuff! I’ll share what I do with my not-so-average bear to keep him happy, healthy, and successful. I will share stories of past challenges and any we may be currently working through.
My hope is to reach the not-so-average bear one mom armies as well as moms of average bears who are looking for fun and educational ideas and activities. Hopefully, this blog can offer a laugh, a new trick, some reassurance, inspiration, some understanding or just a reason to deep couch sit and take a breather.
Since I was a kid, I loved clothes, shoes, and accessories. I loved experimenting with putting different pieces together and creating different looks. I still get a bit caught up playing in my closets. I LOVE my closets and everything in them! There I said it!
I’ll share my outfits, my style, and how I build my wardrobe. I’ll give tips on how to inexpensivley style your wardrobe and practical ways to follow trends regardless of age, size, and especially if you’re “just a SAHM” (like me)! I only shop a handful of brick and mortar stores and love a handful of online retailers. I shop Lauren Conrad, Jennifer Lopez, and Rock & Republic from Kohl’s. I LOVE Target, Old Navy and H&M. But my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE place to shop is any thrift store. True story. At the very least, I hope I can inspire cute new life into that top you never wear but refuse to get rid of.
Not-So-Average Mom Life
Having a Not-So-Average-Bear has given me this not-so-average mom life. From snuggling on the couch while marathon-watching Harry Potter to finishing an entire bottle of wine after bedtime stories, this not-so-average mom life is the best life! And although I wouldn’t trade it for a speck of “normalcy”, I will take moments to reflect, to vent about social issues that we face sometimes, and if all goes well get more comfortable with wearing my heart on my sleeve (sorta speak). So with that said, I’ll throw in sprinkles of thinking out loud posts about whatever I’ve been over analyzing and obsessing about.
So whether you stay up late with me, get up early with me, or refuse to be productive during nap time…thank you…and cheers to us livin’ on the edge of exhaustion and chaos!
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I would love for you to check out this page to get to know My Trisomy 13 X-Men Sensory Monster and learn about what makes him a Not-So-Average-Bear.